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Rapid Response Advanced Primary Care Nurse, Band 7

Job Reference: 277-3358540-BEX-A

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Rapid Response Team
Brook House, Woolwich
£43,712 - £49,325 pa inc

Rapid Response Advanced Primary Care Nurse, Band 7


Full Time: 37.50 hours per week

We are looking to appoint a committed, highly motivated, enthusiastic and skilled Band 7 Advanced Primary Care Nurse to our dynamic, integrated multi- disciplinary Rapid Response Team. Please note this post is for a Qualified Adult Registered Nurse (RNA, RN1, RN2).

This is an exciting opportunity to join and develop our new integrated collaborative working between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Bexley Adult Social Services (Bexley Care). Would you like to help us continue to improve our provision of health, social care and community support to the residents of Bexley.

The Integrated rapid response team has been operational since 1st August 2013 and is a multi- professional team consisting of Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Social Workers. The team aims to avoid unnecessary presentation to hospital and residential care, by supporting community patients who are in crisis and to prevent direct hospital admission from Accident and Emergency and other areas such as Acute Medical and Clinical Decision Units.

The team provide holistic health and social care assessments for people over the age 18years, who are registered with a Bexley GP and live in the Borough of Bexley. The team is based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich and operates 7 days a week, on an shift basis between the hours of 8am & 8pm, providing rapid response to vulnerable people in the community.

The team act as a liaison between acute and community settings, by identifying the most appropriate onward referrals and initiating integrated care pathways, ensuring seamless provision of care and on- going case management. Referrals are received from Health and Social Care professionals, Medical Teams, General Practitioners and Ambulance Services.

The Rapid Response team is able to provide community follow up and support and review within a predetermined of time frame.

The post holder will lead and develop the rapid response Nurses, support in the leadership and development of the Rapid Response Team, deputise in the absence of the Manager for the clinical management of the care of patients referred to the team. The post holder will assist with and directly triage urgent patient referrals with varied and complex needs in acute hospital and community settings, acting as an expert nurse clinical resource to Rapid Response Team members by facilitating high quality evidence based practise.

The post holder may be required to work across hospital sites on a planned basis and in community when responding to urgent community referrals. Post holder will undertake delegated line management of junior staff, both informal and formal basis. Post holder must hold a None Medical Prescribing qualification V300.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of health and Social care Services in South East London, specialising in community health, mental health and learning disability services.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cherie Trew, Matron or Ann Odiahi/Carole Wilson 0208 836 6414

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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